Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Study on a novel fault diagnosis method of rolling bearing in motor
Posted on June 24, 2016 at 8:46 pm

It is important to diagnose the faults of rolling bearings, because they may lead to the failure of […]

Scientists' breakthrough in modelling universe
Posted on June 24, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Research teams in Europe and the USA – including a cosmologist from the University of […]

Possibility of new particle discovery at LHC fading
Posted on June 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The physics community is apparently starting to lose its buzz over the possibility of the discovery […]

Physics professor makes nanomagnetism discovery
Posted on June 24, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Dr. Karine Chesnel has always been fascinated with understanding how things work, particularly the […]